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Remembering Otto Dufter

I received sad news from Bavaria that Otto Dufter passed away on the morning of June 13, 2019. Otto was a good friend to Gauverband Nordamerika and will be sorely missed. He did much to strengthen the ties between our organization and the Bayerischer Trachtenverband and visited us in North America at a few of our Gaufeste with his wife Hilde. He and I signed a Patenschaft between the two organizations on September 27, 2009, in Traunstein, when Walter Wieand, Michael Olk, and I visited. Otto was elected the Landesvorsitzender of the Bayerischer Trachtenverband in 1994 and remained so until his retirement in 2011. He was then named Ehrenvorsitzender and remained in that capacity until his death.

The Trachtenwelt has lost a dedicated Trachtler whose influence will continue to be felt for decades.

Please keep Hilde Dufter and the family in your prayers.

Lieber Otto -- Ruhe in Frieden

This photo was taken at the October 2018 Landesversammlung of the Bayerischer Trachtenverband

Link to Bayerischer Trachtenverband article about Otto Dufter

Link to Photo Article in Samerberger Nachrichten

Link to Second Photo Article in Samerberger Nachrichten

Link to Article and Photos of the June 21 Funeral (in Samerberger Nachrichten)  (added 6/22)

Eulogies and More Photos (added 6/23)


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